KAMPALA — The Ministry of Health has discharged five coronavirus patients— bringing Uganda’s COVID-19 recoveries to 52.
Three patients from Entebbe Grade B Hospital and two from Mulago Hospital in Kampala who have since recovered from coronavirus were discharged on Tuesday April 28 afternoon after testing negative for COVID-19 twice in the last two days.
State Minister of Health for General Duties, Robinah Nabbanja said all of them have been cooperative, undergone counseling and their communities and families are ready to receive them.
She also commended the hospital management, medical and surveillance teams for supporting the recovery process of the five patients and the other confirmed cases still at the hospital.
The Director General Health Services, Dr. Henry Mwebesa allayed the fears of the community that recovered patients could infect them, saying they were discharged from hospital after following certain procedures.
First, samples are tested in 24 hour intervals and once there are two consecutive negative results, a patient is deemed as having recovered from COVID-19.
They are also required to take certain medicine and prevent themselves from re-infection.
Dr. Mwebesa said the remaining active 13 cases are under treatment in stable condition in different hospitals.
Six at Entebbe Hospital, four at Arua Regional Referral Hospital, one at Jinja Regional Referral Hospital, one at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital, and one at Kabale Regional Referral Hospital.